Author: John Devine

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Contemporary Korean Art at the MFAH

In late 2007, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opened its permanent Arts of Korea gallery, and immediately mounted an exhibition of the work of […]

Contemporary Korean Art at the MFAH

“North Looks South” at the MFAH

Museum curators lead interesting lives in our interesting times. Exhibitions are planned years in advance and, so, are vulnerable to the sudden shocks of wars […]

“North Looks South” at the MFAH

J.M.W. Turner at the Dallas Museum of Art

Some might think the J.M.W. Turner retrospective is too much of a good thing. Organized by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Metropolitan […]

J.M.W. Turner at the Dallas Museum of Art

A Modern Patronage

The Menil Collection is marking its 20th anniversary with A Modern Patronage: de Menil Gifts to American and European Museums, an exhibit that mixes works […]

A Modern Patronage

Jill Moser at Wade Wilson

Although the majority of the paintings in Jill Moser’s first solo show at Wade Wilson Art (for that matter, in Houston) are from a series […]

Jill Moser at Wade Wilson

Darryl Lauster

Darryl Lauster would seem to have his finger on the pulse of the Houston zeitgeist right about now.

Darryl Lauster

Alfredo Jaar: The Eyes of Gutete Emerita

The gallery space is darkened, an unsettling glow emanating from behind the wall that confronts you as you enter. A thin horizontal line of light […]

Alfredo Jaar: The Eyes of Gutete Emerita

Jane and Louise Wilson: Erewhon

Jane and Louise Wilson are known for their video investigations of institutional spaces, and Erewhon, currently at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Gallery, is no […]

Jane and Louise Wilson: Erewhon

Hilary Wilder: Laguna

With her installation Laguna, Hilary Wilder has transformed Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery’s minimalist main space into a maximalist phantasmagoria.

Hilary Wilder: Laguna

Diane Arbus: Revelations

Is there another American photographer who’s given us as many iconic images as Diane Arbus?

Diane Arbus: Revelations

The Caroline Wiess Law Bequest

Viewing A Spirited Vision: Highlights of the Bequest of Caroline Wiess Law to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the thought occurred to me: it’s […]

The Caroline Wiess Law Bequest